Support Trust Achieve Respect
At the Braybrook Centre, we provide a unique, innovative curriculum for every learner which encompasses our STAR vision:
Support all learners in an inclusive, aspirational environment using quality first teaching and intervention
Trust all learners to engage in their own bespoke curriculum to promote achievement, confidence and good behaviour.
Achieve and aspire to the highest possible outcomes, preparing the learners for their future pathways.
Respect all in a unique environment which celebrates success and challenge learners to make a positive contribution to their community.
Evolution, not Revolution
Whilst confirming our commitment to the broad and balanced principles of the national curriculum, we also celebrate and use our specialisms to drive excellence and innovation. We believe that in order to access a broad and balanced curriculum, all students need to be confident and proficient in the basic skills of Reading, Writing, Communication and Mathematics and these are given the highest priority at all times.
“A good curriculum should lead to good results.” Amanda Spielman 2018
DfE’s Statutory Guidance for local authorities indicates that, although good alternative provision will differ from pupil to pupil, there are common elements that alternative provision should aim to achieve, including:
- Good academic attainment on par with mainstream schools, particularly in English, mathematics and science (including IT), and with appropriate accreditation and qualifications;
- That the specific personal, social and academic needs of pupils are properly identified and met in order to help them to overcome any barriers to attainment;
- Improved pupil motivation and self-confidence, attendance and engagement with education;
- Clearly defined objectives, including the next steps following the placement such as reintegration into mainstream education, or successful transition to further education, training or employment.
We aim to provide pupils with a broad, knowledge based learning experience which maximises Key Stage 3 and prepares pupils for their next steps. Whilst we provide extensive individual and small group withdrawal support our curriculum is one which celebrates inclusion at all times and we firmly believe that our diversity as a Pupil Referral Unit ultimately enriches and enhances our curriculum for the benefit of all.
All pupils at the Braybrook Centre work toward ASDAN and BTEC qualifications which are claimed and awarded when they leave the Centre. In addition to these awards pupils also take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the new iDEA award.